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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:25 am 
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Sitting on the beach at Fife Ness the other day I got to thinking that the beaches of Fife would make an ideal end point for a Scottish overnighter along the lines of the Dun Run.

So. Glasgow to St Andrews anyone? What do you think?

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I'd definitely do that

need a new name tho'

GlaStA Run :oops:
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oh gawd- I'd have to fit the winter lights to me road bike


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maybe, if it didn't start in Glasgow. :evil:

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:idea: How about North Berwick - St Andrews?

85 miles or so. Old pilgrim route (but over the Forth Bridge rather than by boat to Elie) so lots of history. And North Berwick has a good train service to/from Edinburgh.

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85 miles isn't really long enough, is it?

I liked the idea of coast to coast. And we need reasonably close public transport at each end. It's not far from St Andrews to Leuchars.

What do you propose instead of Glasgow, Mrs Pingu?

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Anywhere other than Glasgow. I'm allergic to Glasgow.
Sorry I'm not being much help but my geography's a bit rubbish.
Aberdeen?

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Is that Glasgow centre or anywhere in that vicinity?

I think it's about 80 miles. Not very far. But the RAC route planner seems to think that Aberdeen is in Poland so the map's not very clear :roll:

Inverness to St Andrews would be about 150.

But I thought it would be nice to be riding over the Forth Bridge in the wee hours.

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Glasgow - St Andrews is "only" 75 miles!

Coast-to-coast with good public transport links and avoiding Glasgow is difficult (bike-carrying public transport north of Glasgow is poor; Carlisle - St Andrews is 150+ miles).

The basic idea's great - it's a ride in search of a start point.

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Not going via Edinburgh it isn't! At least I don't think so.

What about Lochgilphead, then? Or somewhere a little further west? I'm looking for something around 100 - 130 miles.

http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/cont ... routes.php

Wemyss Bay?

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I'd definitely do that

need a new name tho'

GlaStA Run :oops:
MacDun Run




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The Sweaties Run?



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The Men in Skirt's Run? ( Bards might be up for that)


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Fort Bill to Inverness? You could have Spen doing the Monster Mash to keep folks moving. :evilidea:

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What about Helensburgh - St Andrews:?:

* Minimum 90 miles (so should be possible to add 10 or more by judicious route design);
* Avoids Glasgow and Edinburgh (avoiding Glasgow means a west coast start point pretty much has to be NW);
* It's as far out of Glasgow to the NW as commuter trains go (beyond Helensburgh it's the West Highland Line - 3 trains a day with limited bike space)

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What a splendid idea, RJ. Now we just need to run it past Mrs Pingu.

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Fine by me if you can put up with not riding over the Forth.

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